Those of you who have seen us at our last couple of shows of the year also got to see Nathaniel’s major art piece of the year. This was a dream project, and I wanted to take a moment and share it in detail with you all.
First of all, here is the pretty:
Nathaniel had been wanting to make a God Hammer for a while, and he focuses personally on a god who wields a hammer (and no, probably not the one you are thinking – a crafter god.) The right stones to inspire the project were not coming along, until the idea to make this geode faced.
So, here is the result after many, many hours of making it work, plus multiple trips to find the perfect crystals:
Two large amethyst geode crystal faces
Several smaller amethyst clusters
Blue abalone shell disks on the opposite side
Tree of Heaven (yes, that is really what it is called) hammer head
Hand stitched leather detailing with hand tooled phases of the moon
Buffalo hide handle wrap
The result weighs sixteen pounds. Yes, you could actually wield it, though it is unwieldy and might lose a few crystal points if you do.
This is very much a one of a kind piece, though we can use it as an inspiration for a special piece for you.
Yes, the price tag is $10,000 for this really special art piece. We are happy to take that in multiple payments if the purchaser is serious. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
Hello local artists! We want you to show off your awesome work!
We have an awesome 10 foot by 10 foot display window at the front corner of our store. It is our goal to use this to display the work of an eclectic assortment of creative people.
What is the space?
The retail display window is approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. It includes a back wall with a doorway for access and full glass windows on three sides. It is regularly driven by on both The Boulevard and Irving Street. It is in high sun and does have significant changes in temperature, so bear that in mind when thinking of what you want to display.
What can I display here?
Almost anything you want! Want to make a big installation piece? Sure! Want to sell things from our window? We can help with that. Want to suspend things from the ceiling? As long as it’s nothing really heavy, go right ahead! Want to paint the room itself? As long as it is returned to neutral at the end of the month, have fun!
What’s the catch?
Minimal catches, we promise! Each artist will have the space for one month. You must install your work within the first week of the month, keep your work up for as much of the month as possible, and clean out the window and return it to neutral by the end of the month. If you let Wyrd Armouries make any sales for you, we will collect 25% commission on those sales.
In return, we will promote you and your window in our social media, and have your contact info of your choice easily at hand for anyone who sees your work.
We spent last weekend at another event that was new to us, though it was the 10th anniversary of the event overall. The fun of moving south means that our day-travel radius has shifted… if we’re willing to push it, as far south as Atlanta.
So that’s where we went!
The other fun part of this is that we are meeting all new vendors and customers. So we had a nice weekend meeting fun new people.
Unfortunatly, much like our show earlier in February, we had a lot of time to meet our fellow vendors. Traffic was light, and those who had done this convention repeatedly all agreed that things were down year over year. Still, we did generally well, met awesome new people, and have some new custom orders to tackle – which I will definitely be sharing in progress pictures of! Keep an eye on our Instagram if no where else.
Here’s a little change from our usual shows. Artomatic is one of my favorite recurring art events in the DC area. Every couple of years, they take over a vacant office building. The space is first come first serve to artists for whatever they want to create and share. It is a great opportunity to meet other artists and jump start your creativity.
This year Artomatic came back to Crystal City, and we managed to get a three person room. We split it between the two of us and another gamer artist friend, Kat, who does lovely comic style art. Doing a room together made us seem like a small, curated gallery. People loved stopping by and seeing our work over the month the show was running. So here’s what we displayed in our awesome room.